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  • 2014 August 20 13:24

    Tanker Anichkov Bridge is the first to transit Northern Sea Route this year (photo)

    Tanker Anichkov Bridge of Sovcomflot Group (SCF) completed voyage along the Northern Sea Route on August 18, 2014.

    The 47,000 – dwt MR vessel of Ice-1А class (Arc4) has performed a westward ballast passage in the water area of the Northern Sea Route. The tanker is heading for port Vysotsk (Gulf of Finland), where she will be loaded with dark oil products for NorthEasternShippingCompanyLtd. 

    Tanker Anichkov Bridge is the first large capacity tanker to transit the Northern Sea Route this year.

    The tanker flies the flag of the Russian Federation. She is fitted with all available means of communication including satellite communication (Glonass and GPS). The vessel is under technical management of Sovcomflot’s subsidiary Unicom (Saint-Petersburg).

    Icebreaking assistance was provided to the Anichkov Bridge by icebreaker Vaygach of FSUE Atomflot. Ice conditions during the voyage were more severe than it is typical for this period of time.

    Sovcomflot Group is Russia’s largest shipping company and one of the world’s leading shipping companies specializing in the maritime hydrocarbons transportation and supporting continental shelf exploration and oil & gas production. The SCF fleet includes 156 vessels with a combined deadweight of around 12 million tonnes. One third of them have a high ice class. The Group specialises in hydrocarbon transportation from regions with challenging ice conditions. Sovcomflot supports large-scale offshore energy projects in Russia and the rest of the world, including: Sakhalin-I, Sakhalin-II, Varandey, Prirazlomnoye, Tangguh, Escobar, and Peregrino.
    The company is registered in Saint-Petersburg and has representative offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, London, Limassol, Madrid, Singapore and Dubai.




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